Sunday, April 02, 2017
Some Sundays there is very little news. Do journalists take the day off and go golfing?
A site for finding seminars on privacy? It didn’t fit Facebook’s model, will it work as a stand-alone?
Upcoming.org founder relaunches site 4 years after Yahoo shut it down
Before events were posted on Facebook, the place to find social activities on the internet (back in the early 2000s) was Upcoming.org. Founded by Andy Baio, the site combined an event calendar with social networking, and everything was primarily sourced from the community. Two years after Upcoming.org was founded, Yahoo acquired it in an effort to beef up its local content. But that experiment failed, and in 2013 Upcoming.org was shuttered.
Months afterward, Baio purchased the domain back and launched a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to revive the service. He raised $30,000 in 90 minutes, ultimately receiving over $100,000 in donations.
Is Dilbert predicting the death of email?